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23.24 Tournament Registration Process

Dear Districts, Clubs, Parents, Athletes, and other Members:

I hope that everyone is enjoying a wonderful and restful holiday break! This season’s Pre-registration system has provided us with more accurate participation numbers for competitive junior badminton in Ontario and re-confirmed the unprecedented growth in our sport.  Thank you for following these guidelines and continuing to sell out our events!  

To help lay the foundation of positive and impactful change, Badminton Ontario will be removing the Tournament Pre-Registration system for the remainder of the 2023-24 season, effective immediately. The intention of this process was to mitigate some of the challenges experienced during past seasons, however, the results with this program have not done so.  As we turn the calendar over to 2024, we will be introducing a new process, along with a new Executive Director and a new Tournament & Events Coordinator.  This new team will expend its efforts on increasing the Badminton Ontario tournament capacity, simultaneously running events at two locations on most event weekends.

Starting in January, we will return to a first-come-first-serve registration process.  Our team has added venues and modified events with a goal of meeting over 80+% of the demand for a particular age group and level. There will be growing pains and learning with these changes, therefore your patience is requested in advance.  

Sincerely,

Ian Assing
President, Badminton Ontario 

2023-24 Badminton Ontario Tournament Update

The highlights of the Badminton Ontario Junior Tournament changes for 2023-24, effective immediately:

1) Removal of the Pre-registration system

2) Return to First-Come-First-Serve registration on Tournament Software directly

3) Number of entrants increased from 32 Maximum Entries to 48 or 64 Maximum Entries in selected Singles Age Groups

4) Number of disciplines (events) set to Maximum of 2 Disciplines/player/tournament (for any 2-day tournaments until further notice)

5) Entry fee changes – in an effort to keep up with growing cost of facilities and other expenses, the entry fees for the remaining BON Jr. Tournaments will be:

Junior A ($100 – One Discipline, $115 – Two Disciplines)
Junior B ($90 – One Discipline, $105 – Two Disciplines)
Junior C ($80 – One Discipline, $95 – Two Disciplines)

6) In an effort to keep players from lower level series from continuously registering for higher level series tournaments, players may be removed from full-capacity draws at the discretion of the tournament coordinator if they do not meet the maximum Provincial Ranking points for the series immediately below that of the tournament being registered for (provided they have had the opportunity to play at least once at the higher series tournament level during the 2023-24 season).

7) In an effort to keep players from lower age groups from continuously registering for higher age groups, players may be removed from full-capacity draws at the discretion of the tournament coordinator if they are below the age group of the discipline being registered for (provided they have had the opportunity to play at least once at the higher age group during the 2023-24 season).

8) Exception based entry: a limited number of reserved spots for each tournament (5% of the total capacity in a tournament) can be applied for on an exception basis if this is the FIRST tournament of the 2023-24 season for which an athlete is playing.  This exception can be made based on any of the following criteria (district, host club, provincial ranking points, age, historically underrepresented groups).  Exception requests must be made in writing to tournaments@badmintonontario.ca prior to the opening of the general registration period and must include details of the tournament, age/event information, reason, the athlete name and BON ID. This request will be reviewed by the Competitions Committee for a decision. 

9) Changes in the BON 2023-24 Schedule are as follows:

i) Jr. C#3 – Jan 13-14 @ CAN Badminton Academy (new age groups of U11, U13  & U15 only) – draws of 48.
Registration opens Friday, December 29th, 2023 at noon.
Withdrawals by Jan 3rd at midnight.
Jr. C#3 U17 & U19 removed.

ii) Jr. A#3 – Jan 20-21 @ Mandarin Badminton (U13, U15, and U19 only) – draws of 48 except for U19.  
Added Jr A#3b – NEW – Jan 20-21 @ Rally Sports (U17 & U23 only) – draw of 64 for U17, except U23.

iii) Jr. B#4 – Jan 27-28 @ Melati Mas Sports (U13 & U15 only) –  draws of 48.
Added Jr. B#4b – NEW – Jan 27-28 @ Batts Burlington (U17 & U19 only) – draws of 48.

iv) Jr. B#6 – Mar 2-3 @ Mandarin Badminton (U13, U15 & U19 only) – draws of 48.

v) Added Jr. B#5 – NEW – Feb 24-25 @ CAN Badminton Academy (U13, U15 & U17 only) – draws of 48 for U13, U15 & draw of 32 for U17.

vi) Added Jr. C#6a – NEW – Mar 16-17 @ CAN Badminton Academy (U15, U17 & U19 only) – draws of 48
Added Jr. C#6b – NEW – Mar 16-17 @ Battledore (U11 & U13) – draws of 48.